“Branching Out” in North Salina

A group of Salinans were “Branching Out” in North Salina this week. They gathered to dedicate a unique, new community sculpture entitled “Branching Out”.

Several businesses and non-profit organizations partnered with the City of Salina to create “Branching Out”.

“Branching Out” in its design includes work by five Salina non-profit agencies including Big Brothers Big Sisters, DVACK, the Ashby House, the City Teen Center, and the North Salina Community Development group. The design on the base of the sculpture includes words which describe the impact of these agencies.

Youth worked with volunteers on the triangle stones, which are a part of the branches, to provide an abstract reference to the five community partners.

Troy Vancil came up with the idea, design, a large portion of the funding, and most of the labor.  Vicki Koepsel created the drawings.

The project was made possible by many, through financial donations and volunteer hours. Community volunteers partnered with the City of Salina staff at both Spring Spruce-Up and Fall Fix-Up to prepare the site.

“Branching Out” is located in Hawthorne Park, 715 N 9th Street.